Vin Roberti, Chairman of Palisades Media Corporation, announced today that veteran industry executive Soumya Sriraman has been named President and CEO of Palisades Tartan US and UK. “Soumya’s executive background with the studios and entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with her fresh perspective and keen insights, make her an ideal fit for our growing company,” stated Roberti. “We are looking forward to her immediate contributions.” Sriraman, for her part, returned the love: “Vin’s track record of success with Palisades is reflected in the amazing catalog and team he has built. I am a huge fan of the Tartan catalog and plan to aggressively rebuild the brand and introduce American audiences to a new collection of cutting-edge and remarkable films,” she said.
Straddling both continents, Palisades Tartan has emerged as one of the premier distributors of independent and arthouse cinema in the United States and United Kingdom, and has been at the forefront of a couple consumer trends, particularly as it relates to Asian cinema. Roberti and Sriraman added that they planned to aggressively build the Palisades Tartan brand in the American and British territories with new strategic acquisitions and mergers over the coming year. Sriraman remarked that despite shrinking shelf space, newer delivery mechanisms, including digital platforms, represented a significant opportunity, offering consumers many viewing modes to whet their appetite for independent films.